Chapdelaine Named Northeast-10 Goaltender of the Week

Granby, Mass. native earns second career nomination after winning first decision this season

EASTON, Mass. (November 22, 2010) – Stonehill College senior Derek Chapdelaine (Granby, Mass./Springfield Cathedral) has been named the Northeast-10 Ice Hockey Goaltender of the Week for the week of November 15-21 by the conference office, earning the honor for the second time in his career.

Chapdelaine went 1-0 in net for Stonehill during the week, backstopping the Skyhawks to a 4-1 conference victory over Franklin Pierce University on Saturday to claim his first win of the season. He allowed a single goal to the Ravens, holding them scoreless after 7:16 of the second period to enable Stonehill to rally to a 4-1 win. After the Skyhawks went ahead 2-1 just 90 seconds into the third period, Chapdelaine turned away all seven shots he faced in the final period to protect the lead, finishing with 26 saves on the night.

Through Stonehill's first six games, Chapdelaine ranks second in the NE-10 in save percentage with a mark of .943, and third in goals against average at 2.35.

Stonehill (2-4, 1-1 NE-10) will play the next five games on the road, beginning with a visit to Wesleyan University tomorrow at 7 p.m. The Skyhawks return to their home ice on December 7 for a conference matchup with Southern New Hampshire University at 7 p.m.